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Robinson, Basil William

ROBINSON, Basil William

ROBINSON, Basil William. British, b. 1912. Genres: Art/Art history. Career: Keeper Emeritus, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1972-76, now retired (Assistant Keeper, 1939-54; Deputy Keeper, 1954-66; Keeper, Dept. of Metalwork, 1966-72). Founder, 1954, and Chairman, Aldrich Catch Club. President, Royal Asiatic Society, 1970-73; FBA, 1981. Publications: Arms and Armour of Old Japan, 1951; Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Persian Miniatures, 1951; Persian Paintings, 1952; The Kevorkian Collection: Islamic Painting and Drawings, 1953; Persian Painting, 1953; Summary Catalogue of Drawings by Kuniyoshi, 1953; A Primer of Japanese Sword- Blades, 1955; Persian Miniatures, 1957; Japanese Landscape Prints of the 19th Century, 1957; (trans. with R. Eldon) Trafalgar, by Rene Maine, 1957; Catalogue of the Persian Paintings in the Bodleian Library, 1958; Bottle- Tickets, 1958; (co-author) The Chester Beatty Library: Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures, vol. II, 1960, vol. III, 1962; Kuniyoshi, 1961; The Arts of the Japanese Sword, 1961; Hiroshige, 1962; Persian Drawings, 1965; Persian Miniature Painting from Collections in the British Isles, 1967; (with B. Gray) The Persian Art of the Book, 1972; Chinese Cloisonne Enamels, 1972; Miniatures Persanes: Donation Pozzi, 1974; Persian Paintings in the India Office Library, 1976; (ed. and co-author) Islamic Painting in the Keir Collection, 1976; Japanese Sword-Fittings in the Baur Collection, 1980; Persian Paintings in the John Rylands Library, 1980; Kuniyoshi, the Warrior Prints, 1982; The Aldrich Book of Catches, 1989; Fifteenth-Century Persian Painting: Problems and Issues, 1991; Jean Pozzi: L'Orient d'un Collectionneur, 1992; Persian Paintings in the Royal Asiatic Society, 1998; The Persian Book of Kings, 2002. Author of articles and reviews on Persian and Japanese art. Address: 41 Redcliffe Gardens, London SW10 9JH, England.

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